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PRIVATE Apartment Killino Coffee Farm SPECIAL COUPLE Rate $500/wk

Bedrooms 2
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4). Additional housing options available

Come stay with us at Hawaiian Style Vacation Rentals. Experience real Hawaii away from the city and nestled in Kona Coffee country. Wake up to gentle trade winds, birds singing and 100% Kona coffee grown on our farm. Stay in your own secluded Tree Top apartment. Lounge on your lanai or swim in the ocean with dolphins and sea turtles.

We are located just 15 miles south of sunny Kailua-Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii, only minutes from one of the world's best snorkel and shore dive sites, Pu'uhonua o Honaunau, the Place of Refuge. Our farm is a great base from which to explore the Kona Coast as well as Volcanoes National Park. To view our availability calendar as well as to find more information on our rental, scroll down to the bottom of this page and click on the link under 'Links to more information'.

We grow 100% Kona coffee on our farm. We have several orchards organized in rows on the hill side as well as several plantings in the shade of tall macadamia nut trees. Our farm is lined with nearly 200 macadamia nut trees that provide us with a bountiful harvest. In addition to the coffee and nuts, we have many varieties of fruit trees.

We have Golden Globe mangos, Hayden mangos, papayas, pineapples, guava, passionfruit, lychee, cherimoya, soursop, lime, sour orange, pomegranate, avocado, bananas, figs, coconuts, monstera, rose apples, custard apples and noni. We also grow cocoa and kukui nut. Our farm features unique lava rock out croppings as well as beautiful varieties of palm trees and flowers.

Every guest is treated to a tour of the farm. We will show you how we process the coffee and care for the trees. When you arrive, you will have a bouquet of freshly picked flowers as well as an assortment of in season fruits from our farm.

The Tree Top Apartment is a private second floor apartment with ocean and mountain views. The apartment is completely separate and private from the owner's home. The cathedral ceilings, sky light, stained glass window and sliding glass door to the lanai invite in the sun and outdoors to the apartment. At approximately 750 square feet, the apartment accommodates four people. Our farm is at a comfortable 1000 foot elevation so air conditioning is not needed. We are blessed with warm sunny days and evenings perfect for sleeping.

There is a master bedroom with a queen bed and a second bedroom with two twin beds. The two bedrooms and the kitchen have ceiling fans. The living room has a TV, DVD player, VCR and CD player. The kitchen has everything you need to prepare meals while you are in paradise. We have dedicated wireless high speed internet access. You have easy parking next to your own private entrance. We also have boogie boards, umbrellas and beach chairs for you to borrow.

Keywords: Apartment, Farm, Coffee, Macadamia Nuts, Kona, Peaceful, Private, Restful

More Details

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2018

About The Owner

Originally from Nazareth, Pennsylvania, we moved to the Big Island to live our dream of owning a coffee farm and vacation rental. We first visited Hawaii while on our honeymoon. Like most people, we fell in love with the islands and dreamed of living in paradise. For two of our visits to the Big Island, we stayed at the farm. It was our ideal home in Hawaii. We could farm coffee and macadamia nuts and run a vacation rental. When we came to the Big Island to find a place to live, we booked a rental on the farm that would become our home. We hoped to find a house to rent, but would have been happy with a condo that had a lanai for us to spend time outside. We were so excited when the owner told us he was looking to sell the farm. We knew then that is was meant to be.

The Owner purchased this apartment in 2004

Why The Owner chose Honaunau-Napoopoo

We chose to buy our Kona coffee farm in Captain Cook on the Big Island of Hawaii for many reasons: perfect weather, gorgeous ocean, beautiful landscape, breathtaking sunsets, happy, friendly people. ALOHA SPIRIT

What makes this apartment unique

At Hawaiian Style Vacation Rentals you will experience real Hawaii away from the city and nestled in Kona Coffee country. Wake up to gentle trade winds, birds singing and 100% Kona coffee grown on our farm. Stay in your own secluded tree top apartment. Relax on your lanai or swim in the ocean with dolphins and sea turtles. We are located just 15 miles south of sunny Kailua-Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii, only minutes from one of the world's best snorkel and shore dive sites, Pu'uhonua o Honaunau, the Place of Refuge.


Honaunau-Napoopoo Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) Pack and Play / Diaper Genie available upon request
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Beach Chairs, beach mats, umbrellas, boogie boards, hose for washing off the sand. Pick your own papaya and macadamia nuts.


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(21 traveler reviews)

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PRIVATE Apartment Killino Coffee Farm SPECIAL COUPLE Rate $500/wk
average rating of 4.2380953 based on 21 reviews

We loved Killino Farm

  • 4 of 5

We just returned from a wonderful week at Killino Farm. The apartment was immaculately clean and was very well equipped. The farm is really quite lush with flowering trees and many types of fruit trees. Todd was always very hospitable and informative concerning local sites to see. The use of beach chairs and towels along with a great little cooler made all of our excursions that much better. A real bonus is the proximity of Killino Farm to Two Step beach. It is a fantastic snorkelling site only a ten minute drive away. Also, lots of great stores and restaurants in Captain Cook village which is another ten minute drive from Killino Farm.

Very private - the apartment is separate from the family home. Great lanai - we enjoyed spending our evenings there.

No mosquitoes or biting insects while we were there.

Highly recommended for two or four people.

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Private Relaxing Coffee Farmstay

  • 5 of 5

We loved this private apartment on this quiet and secluded coffee farm. We were greeted by Todd, the enthusiatic owner with a bowl of freshly picked fruit and a flower bouquet. And of course our apartment was supplied with farm produced coffee. We so enjoyed our farm tour, learning about growing coffee (much more information than I have ever learned on multiple previous coffee plantation tours). Additionally, there was cacao and macademia nut growth to view.

Our apartment was comfortable, the second floor location providing a great view of the ocean. The owner residence and the apartment are totally separated by, interestingly enough, a remnant lava flow wall, which in itself a fascinating geologic feature in this otherwise lush landscape. The covered deck lanai was the perfect place to drink morning coffee, or viewing the stunning sunsets, and enjoying dinner. The kitchen was well supplied and easy to use.

The recommended nearby bay has the best snorkeling, both with water clarity and coral and sea life, I have seen on multiple previous visits to the Big Island. Once we became familiar with the long driveway, it posed no impediment to our access to the apartment, and we freely came and went as needed. However, I recommend that guests avail themselves of the excellent directions provided directly by the owner and plan to initially arrive prior to darkness. I was unable to open the directions from the VRBO website, which is a problem the VRBO site should fix.

We totally loved our stay, and will plan a repeat stay, should our travel plans take us to the Kona Coast in the future.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oreland, Pennsylvania

Great experience, stay on real farm, so peaceful

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week on Killino Farms and it could not have been a nicer experience. Todd and Kim are the nicest hosts. We had Kona coffee from their farm along with Hawaiian fruits from their farm and a beautiful bouquet of flowers awaiting our arrival. Todd provided excellent clear directions on to get to the property and was waiting in the driveway to direct us in and show us our bit of paradise for the week. It is a bit off the road and the driveway isn't a suburban driveway by any means - but that is the charm - you are not staying on the road - rather you will see the most beautiful sunsets over the ocean and be surrounded by paradise and birds chirping each morning. We had NO problem with driveway despite what other review stated. Todd also provided LOTS of information/advice on where to go/what to see and where to stay in Volcano. The property is very clean and well stocked, bed is quite comfortable. The best part of staying there was the lanai and daily visits from their dog Louie for belly rubs. We are dog lovers so we completely encouraged Louie to come and get belly rubs and he wasn't intrusive at all - but I am sure if you don't want him there (ie, don't give him any belly rubs) he will soon be on his way and not bother you.

I am a frequent VRBO renter and love living like a local, having more space than a hotel room and being able to cook and do my own laundry. So this place was excellent to prepare coffee/breakfast and have it on our private lanai, we prepared some dinners and sat again on the lanai and watched the sunset in the evening. We had television so we could keep up with the news (which we decided not to after a few days!), and do our laundry so I didn't have to pack a ridiculous amount for a two week trip. Todd and Kim had a cooler, beach towels, beach chairs, snorkel equipment and pretty much anything you could want/need for your stay on the Big Island. This was a very economical choice as well. Gave us much more space, privacy and flexibility than a hotel stay and was A LOT cheaper. The location was great. It was a very short drive to 2 step for excellent snorkeling. We drove to many of the beaches further north in Kona. There were lots of places to eat nearby - loved Annie's Burgers - which is just up the road. We cannot wait to return to Killino Farms - hopefully for an even longer stay!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Friendly owner, comfy, quiet green private space, great coffee, a glimpse of real BI life

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed our time here! Relaxed, private, quiet. Road is fine just drive slowly and follow clear detailed instructions, easiest to arrive in daylight. Driveway just off main road but enough to be very quiet. An engaging slice of real Big Island coffee farm life, very green (but season/rainfall dependent?). Todd and family are friendly and responsive, i.e. as needed but not obstrusive, offering an informal and interesting tour of the farm. Friendly dog popped upstairs every morning briefly (nice, but not bothersome at all-if you don't care for dogs). Apt was stocked with their own coffee which was great - enjoyed so much we bought more to take home! Simply furnished but perfectly comfortable, fans, tv, full size fridge and equipped kitchen! Grill available and great lanai to relax, dry swim clothes etc. 2nd bedroom door is on lanai but location very private, quiet and safe. Great homebase location for access to Pu'uhonua O Honaunau and nearby snorkeling, and Kealakekua Bay (kayak, snorkel, etc) both must dos! Nearby groceries and restaurants short drive away. For us, much better than generic hotels or condos with neighbours, parking and road noise.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had to leave after 1 night

  • 1 of 5

We were met by Todd who was very nice and accommodating! Our issue was his driveway, which he described as not the best. I had rented a midsize car, Hyundai Elantra which hit bottom on several times while driving down the driveway. I wish he would of indicted we would need a higher clearance vehicle. I'm used to driving in rough terrain, but could not afford to damage a vehicle, especially a rented one. We decided to find a different place to stay since we could not go in and out safely. The area is not lit at night. This would be ok to stay if you had a jeep. There was no lock on the front door, however, I think it would be hard for someone to find this place. Todd was nice but it was a terrible experience for us as we wanted a place to go in and out of, and were not able to do that here. Todd said the rental places did not check the bottoms of the cars. We were given no refund. I believe the situation could of been avoided if Todd would of said the vehicle would need a specific clearance! Besides losing the cost of the VRBO, I could of been paying damages for rental car, and miss even seeing this wonderful island!

I just found out that we were refunded some of our money, which I felt was very appropriate. We bid stay 1 night and were given a nice tour of the farm!

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were sorry to lose Pam and her Granddaughter as guests. Pam did not have to leave, Pam chose to leave after one night without giving us a chance to address her concerns or find alternative solutions. Upon arriving after a long flight many guests may be stressed. Then to arrive at the luggage carousel and not have your luggage show up, increases stress. After filling out paperwork for the luggage, then standing in the long holiday lines at the rental car agency, most people have had enough. This is what occurred to Pam. Pam arrived with a stressed look about her, but I did my best to smile and help her relax. She scheduled a tour of the farm the next morning. We provided the farm tour which she enjoyed and never mentioned that she wanted a key for the door. Nor was I told that her rental vehicle was preventing her from staying at my property and she needed to stay somewhere else. After our tour of the farm, she left our property in the early am, we received a text late in the afternoon stating she left, why and that she wanted a refund. As for the driveway issue, we are not able to recommend a car clearance height. We always tell guests that convertible Mustangs are best avoided, but we cant determine what height your car will clear. The weight of the people and the items in your car will alter the clearance.We described our farm and farm driveway in many emails to Pam. It was even reiterated in a pre-stay phone call.It is rocky with some potholes which are avoidable. You go slow and there is no problem. We have been running our rental for more than 12 years and have never had any guest who could not safely navigate our driveway. Please reference review Jan 15, 2012. Pam could have explored the option of getting a different vehicle from the rental car agency. Pam booked via VRBO on which our refund policy is clearly stated. Pam checked in Christmas week, stayed a night and then wanted a refund after leaving. We confirmed with VRBO that we are in no way required to refund ANY money, but we did. Making our guests happy and comfortable is very important to us. We would not open up our home to guests if we didn't care what they thought or didn't care about their stay. Pam did not give us the opportunity to alleviate her problem. It is important to know yourself and what will make your Hawaiian vacation meet your expectations. If a farm is is not for you, then select a suitable accommodation to your tastes and abilities. We have had our driveway paved.
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Anchorage, Alaska / Colorado Springs, CO

A taste of life on a small farm in rural South Kona

  • 4 of 5

The "tree house" apartment was an enjoyable place to base our Kona area adventures, away from the noise and crowds of the Kailua area. We enjoyed the spacious lanai, sounds of cocqui frogs at night and roosters in the morning. The kitchen was well-stocked, the bathroom and bedroom had all that we needed. The tour of the farm was cool and we enjoyed the fresh papaya and samples of Todd's own coffee beans. The interior was clean and comfortable. We enjoyed the privacy of the upper apartment, although I did not realize that the lower half of the building was also a guest rental - the folks staying there were up slamming doors at dawn and in general we would have liked not to have other guests so close. The driveway is 1/4 mile long and very bumpy, not good to drive without 4WD. The neighbors dogs did bark very loudly if they heard a disturbance even at night which interrupted our rest on a couple of occasions. There is TV and WiFi, some DVDs, and books for evening entertainment. For those who want to be out in the country and closer to Kealekekua Bay and Place of Refuge but further from Kailua town, this a good spot. Just 3-4 miles from the Coffee Shack for a nice breakfast and stellar view.

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were very pleased to have Lindsay stay with us. We are troubled to hear in a post stay review of issues with your stay. If we would have been alerted of these concerns at the time of your stay, we would have done our best to address the items. Our downstairs apartment is not a rental. We only have friends and family stay which happens infrequently. We have gone years without a downstairs visitor. Our parents who we have not seen in nearly two years were staying there. Our two daughters who have not seen their grandparents in years slept over night. They need to get up for school which is most likely what was causing the morning activity between 6 and 7 am. We are a working Kona coffee farms surrounded by other working Kona coffee farms. It is important for guests to know what they want out of their Hawaiian vacation. A farm experience is not for everyone. There are animals and work noises. We love our farm and our home and work hard to share an authentic Hawaiian farm life experience with guests.
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Rainbow Falls
Pu‘uhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park
"Fabulous snorkeling beach. Dolphins turtles whales can all be seen here"
Captain Cook Monument
Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Kona International
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Mamalahoa Highway
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
2 step, Honaunau Bay. Place of Refuge, Kealakekua
Car: necessary

Our rental is located in an Agricultural based area. Best snorkeling on the island is located within minutes. Swimming with wild dolphins and turtles in their natural environment. Previous guests with and without snorkeling experience rave about their trips to the nearby beach.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $65 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.25%

Rates displayed are based on 2 person occupancy. Apartment is limited to four individuals. Please contact owner for rates other than 2 person. Check out time is 10 am. Contact owners to arrange a check in time.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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